The Amazon Go store, which was recently opened in the United States, gives a glimpse of the stores of the future. The store has no cashiers or registers and only allows customers with the store’s smartphone app to enter. The customer’s account automatically gets charged with the items they take out the door.
Without pay points, the need for shopping baskets has also become redundant, shoppers simply pack food directly into their shopping bags. Each item removed from the shelf is automatically charged to the shopper’s online account and removed if returned to the shelf. This is made possible by hundreds of cameras throughout the store. Shoplifting could be a thing of the past and so could cashiers.
The employees present in the store only restock shelves and check people’s ID’s in the wine section. Click here to read more about Amazon Go. – NY Times